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Forum: The Garage 11-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Tunngavik
Tips on Removing Glue Residue From Inside Gutted Muffler (Aux Gas Tank Project)

I'm in the middle of a project of gutting a muffler and turning it into an auxiliary gas tank. After I removed the muffler components (metal baffles and fiberglass) and taking a drill mounted wire...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tunngavik
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tunngavik
Bike is a BMW G650 X Country. Extra muffler is...

Bike is a BMW G650 X Country. Extra muffler is from the same bike.

Here is a couple pics of the bike. My extra dummy muffler will go in the same position as the stock muffler but on the...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Tunngavik
Question Anyone Ever Hollow Out a Muffler?

I'm looking to hollow out a muffler and make it into a "stealth" storage compartment on my BMW G650X. I can pick up an old muffler from a friend for $20 and with a few welding tricks install a...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,568
Posted By Tunngavik
PM Sent

PM Sent
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Thanks, I had one inmate PM me this morning...

Thanks, I had one inmate PM me this morning guiding me in the right direction. :clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Anybody have any experience with or buy this BMW...

Anybody have any experience with or buy this BMW X Country workshop service manual off of ebay. The item number is 370362395956 and the direct link is...
Forum: Thumpers 08-01-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Thanks for posting this. It might have something...

Thanks for posting this. It might have something to do with the problem. When I was putting the bike back together and placing in the battery the negative battery cable terminal broke off so I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
I know it was not vapour lock or anything to do...

I know it was not vapour lock or anything to do with the gas cap as during the whole time I pulled the cap off a couple of times.

The only thing I can think is that near the end of it I was...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Well I got it running and have no idea what I...

Well I got it running and have no idea what I did.

I had finally given up and made some calls to local shops to see if they could diagnose and fix BMW's. Not one said they could so I relegated...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Just tried using a spark tester (here -...

Just tried using a spark tester (here - http://www.princessauto.com/pal/product/2990221/Electrical-Repair/Spark-Strength-Tester) and there was no spark showing - so it's not the spark plugs but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
I'm going to get a spark tester and use it in the...

I'm going to get a spark tester and use it in the next couple of hours. That will tell me if I have dud spark plugs.

I thought it might be a loose connection as well as a result of the oil change...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
If the side stand switch was the culprit then the...

If the side stand switch was the culprit then the bike would not even turn over - correct? Just like if the kill switch was pressed in - it would not even turn over.

My bike turns over - it will...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
On the first plug touched the metal part of the...

On the first plug touched the metal part of the plug to the aluminum fin block just below the battery.

On the 2nd plug touched the plug to a mounting bolt. No spark.
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Just pulled them out and checked for spark but...

Just pulled them out and checked for spark but nothing showing (i.e. no spark) on both plugs.

Now what?!?
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Kill switch off, side stand safety - checked,...

Kill switch off, side stand safety - checked, bike turns over fine but will not fire
Fuse - all checked with no problems
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Arrghhhh......now bike won't start for a different reason

A couple of weeks ago I took my bike out of a 2 year storage. Stored the bike as per recommendations - put in fuel stabilizer and took out battery (amongst other things).

Charged the battery but...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Thanks for the reply!

Thanks for the reply!
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay...

If you don't mind me asking how much did you pay as I have a 2009 with 5600kms and want to sell it. Don't know how much they go for.

Sent from my LT26i using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
After trying everything I went down to the...

After trying everything I went down to the battery shop and has my old battery tested. Looks like it only put out 1 crank AMP. Bought a new battery right there, took it home, installed it, and the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-10-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Thanks for the advice. Originally when I charged...

Thanks for the advice. Originally when I charged the battery I had it on the charger for 24hrs and assumed it should be fully charged. When I put a voltmeter on it is was only showing 7.4V so I out...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Wow - great pictures Colebatch! On a...

Wow - great pictures Colebatch!

On a different note I was wondering if anyone here could help me with a start problem on my 2009 X Country.

The bike has been in storage (using all the...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tunngavik
Any Experience with Dainese Delta Dart Jacket or Yamato Pants?

I'm looking to purchase some gear that looks a big understated as opposed to the power ranger sport bike look or OTW ranger gear.

Has anyone had any experience with the Dainese Delta Dart D-Dry...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 53,404
Posted By Tunngavik
Bluhduh Can you change the petition text to "North...

Can you change the petition text to "North American market"? There are a few Canadian's who are very interested in the bike as well.
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Thanks for the info Andrew - that's good to hear....

Thanks for the info Andrew - that's good to hear. I think the f650 will be around for awhile!

Any ideas of what you are purchasing for a replacement?
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Worried about parts availability

I'm not sure if this topic has come up on this thread but is anyone worried about parts availability over the long term for their XCountry?

I've been on BMW Motorrad's website for North America...
Forum: Vendors 08-03-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
Muckpee and others I may be ahead of things...

Muckpee and others
I may be ahead of things here in this statement but it looks like this tank, as offered as a final finished product for sale, will likely not come to market due to unforeseen...
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,130,370
Posted By Tunngavik
THANKS AZ Twin!!!!!!! :clap:rayof

THANKS AZ Twin!!!!!!! :clap:rayof
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,297
Views: 1,408,596
Posted By Tunngavik
Talking Mermite Panniers

Here are a few photos of my modified mermite panniers mounted to my 2009 XCountry (had the bike painted black from the original yellow in case you are wondering).
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 1,130,370
Posted By Tunngavik
BMW G650 Service Schedule

I know this has been posted before, as I found those posts, but does anyone have a link to a BMW G650 service schedule? One post on advrider does have a link to a pdf on the BMW site but it is now a...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
How long ago was this? Do you still have some...

How long ago was this? Do you still have some info you could provide on your presentation or where to look on the internet. Like I said I've found lots of info on the internet but nothing...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
Home Made Alternative

Well I saw the original tank in person some time in his garage. Everything he had was "homemade" including a wooden mold. Since he did it there should be no reason why anyone else could not do it -...
Forum: Vendors 04-20-2010, 02:56 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
There sure is a lot of frustration on both sides...

There sure is a lot of frustration on both sides of the fence concerning the delay in the production of the tank. I feel that those who have paid their deposit but have received next to no updates...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
With a post like that and considering the lynch...

With a post like that and considering the lynch mob attitude on this thread, your playing with fire. :gun2
Forum: Canada 03-31-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,263
Posted By Tunngavik
Do a search on Primmum (or any insurance...

Do a search on Primmum (or any insurance provider) before signing up. There seems to be a fair amount of complaints about the levels of service Primmun offers.
Forum: Canada 03-28-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By Tunngavik
I'm from White City too - well actually working...

I'm from White City too - well actually working in Vermilion but have the bike stored back home.

I've got a BMW650 XCountry
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
He also makes two additional statements: ...

He also makes two additional statements:

"Due to the manufacturing issues we are expecting to be delayed at least 3 weeks or more, we will keep you all posted as we find out more."

and

"On...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,328
Posted By Tunngavik
Just had a turning signal light burn out but that...

Just had a turning signal light burn out but that was replaced under warranty.
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
Sno Dawg What kind of work do you do? I...

Sno Dawg

What kind of work do you do? I noticed that you are taking off quite a bit of time to do some exploring! Are you independently wealthy, do you own a business, do you live frugally... ...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,739
Posted By Tunngavik
Warranty?

One thing I was wondering about and surprised nobody has asked (to my knowledge) - is there a warranty on the tank? I can't find any mention of it on the website.

Though unlikely, what happens if...
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